Aister build the first MZ12 fisheries inspection patrol boats for Andalucia’s Government
An 11.38 m-Length design and two 350 HP outboard motors, the patrol boats will be able to reach over 40 knots top speeds.
AISTER has been selected by the Andalusian Agricultural and Fisheries Management Agency for the design and construction of four fisheries inspection patrol boats. This contract award represents a new challenge for the Galicia’s region shipyard, as these are the first units of MZ12 range to be built to be used for fishing inspection work.
Designed for fast intervention thanks to its agility, top speed and autonomy, the MZ12 stands out as the ideal vessel for operation in coastal and port areas. In this case, the boats will have a top speed over 40 knots thanks to their two outboard 350 HP motors and seats with impact mitigation, which guarantees comfortable and safe navigation at high speeds, avoiding injuries and sensations of crew fatigue after hours of patrolling at sea.
With a total length of 11.38 meters and a beam of 3.5 meters, its deep V hull made of marine aluminium gives it optimal hydrodynamics for its task. They will also have a GPS position-keeping system that, through its joystick system (joystick piloting for outboards), will ensure easy docking and manoeuvres in all directions from the control cabin, one of the most significant elements of MZ range thanks to its 360º vision, with a very high visibility capacity and equipped with a complete console with the latest electronic equipment. The structure and equipment therefore ensure its reliability and easy handling in all types of conditions and will include a davit system for hoisting gear and nets.
The four patrol boats will be built at the shipyard from Moaña with its delivery date that ends in summer 2023, when the first MZ12 patrol boats launch is estimated. Once the construction and equipment work has been completed, they will be transported to Andalusia for delivery and final tests on site.
The culmination of this project will be a new milestone for AISTER in the evolution of MZ vessels, and specifically of MZ12 line as a result of the evolution of the designs and constructions of the Galician company in recent years.
Thanks to our ability to adapt and the benefits offered by marine aluminium construction, at AISTER we are open to the specific needs of each client and collaborate closely with the Owner to create a design that meets the specifications and needs of each vessel.